Go on a trip with Bad Royale’s new music video for “One Puff” off of the ‘Move Like’ EP. True to the lyrics, it all starts with one puff that takes you down the munchies rabbit hole. Watch as Jonah Ray’s seemingly impossible journey to find a porcelain throne unfolds. Bad Royale even make a cameo as their non-animated selves – can you spot them?
George Nienhuis – Director
Brandon Dermer – Producer
Chris Pluchar – Producer
Justin McClain – Production Designer
Wojciech Kielar – Camera Operator
Jacob Solano – Set Dresser
Chris Barundia – Set Dresser
Caitlin Shannon – Set Dresser
Linda Marfisi – Key Make-Up/Hair
Alex Jones – Editor
Ryan McNeal – Colorist
Get ready for an 80’s dancehall/roots revival with this killer release from Queens, NY’s new Rock Steady dons, The Frightnrs. This four-piece ensemble have taken the cooled out vintage vibes of Jamaican Rock Steady, combined it with the raw energy and vocal stylings of 80’s Rub A Dub and added a touch of punk rock spirit to create an entirely unique sound that redefines what a reggae band can sound like. The Frightnrs recently broke through with a soaring cover of Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind” on NY’s renowned Daptone Records, and have now given us this great 5 track EP for Mad Decent. The Daptone connection should give you an idea of the genuine sound we’re dealing with here -this is the real deal vintage vibes, polished into a beautiful roughness by longtime NY producer Victor “Ticklah” Axelrod. Like Diplo says, “close your eyes and get transported to Kingston Jamaica 1981.”
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Reinvigorating a 90’s classic, Diplo and Sleepy Tom put their spin on “Be Right There” with Priscilla’s fresh take on Jade’s original vocals. Bouncy, addictive synths contrast against the longing lyrics to create a feel-good dance track. Trust us, “Be Right There” will be on loop!
You’ve been hearing NGHTMRE’s spin on Keys N Krate’s Dum Dee Dum since March and it’s finally available for streaming/download! NGHTMRE keeps it clean and simple with a BIG low end. Keep a look out for his original music soon!
Pyramid Scheme’s and Ying Yang Twins’ “Thundercat” gives us the best of Atlanta Hip Hop and House in one wildly infectious track. The Ying Yang Twins are back, spitting the catchy verses we all know and love on Pyramid Scheme’s insta-classic beat. “Thundercat” flawlessly combines the best of both worlds to create a fresh sound, staking its claim in your party playlist. Whether you’re at a club or a festival, “Thundercat” will get you shaking like a salt shaker.
In celebration of True Joy EP, Sound Nightclub is hosting the True Joy EP Release Party this Saturday. Expect massive sets from Wax Motif himself as well as Yolanda Be Cool and other special guests. Cop your tickets: bit.ly/TrueJoyParty
“They were just tracks I’d made over the course of the past year or two that I thought would work together really well as an EP. After that we hit up Elvis Brown and Totem who delivered sick vocals for the ‘Love Money’ and ‘Your Eyes”. There is definitely a lot of hip hop and R&B inspiration while still trying to keep a club orientated mentality.”
Typically, the worst way to define any music genre/style is to append “post” or “future”. But, every rule has an exception. The original Jamaican rhythm is so wide, welcoming, and versatile that it allows itself to be redefined. Needless to say, once you hear them you can recognize slight differences between each.
Striking hard with Shabba Ranks – the one and only Dom Dias:
Murderah is always a great one:
Very close to the Jack Ü/Major Lazer trademark sound, here’s Boston-based CRVFTSMEN’s redo of Wine Dem
Walshy Fire, 1/3 of Major Lazer, drops his Dem Nuh Bad Like Me Remix:
Closer to the original sound while keeping the trap drums is this rendition of the needle eye anthem by Two Seven Clash Sound:
Now for those who still wonder who actually still does “original dancehall” in 2015.. Well, pretty much all the icons are still dropping fire without sacrificing their core sound!
Up next on Diplo & Friends, get ready to hear new music, personal faves and exclusives from Todd Terry and Valentino Khan! Grammy Award nominated DJ/Producer Todd Terry has been embedded in the dance music scene since first being exposed to European records while living in New York. With almost two decades of dance floor domination under Todd’s belt, the quality of his productions goes from strength to strength. Welcome to the church of house music presided over by Todd the God. On the opposite coastline lives Valentino Khan, born and raised in Los Angeles. From hip hop club anthems to dance music hits, Valentino’s production knows no bounds. He has also produced hip hop for multi-platinum and Grammy award-winning artists such as B.o.B., T.I., Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Iggy Azalea, Tyga and Kid Sister.